Paint Swatches for Your Residence


Paint is a tricky determination for many individuals. In the present day I’m sharing my paint colour palette together with images and hyperlinks to color initiatives in BOTH homes.We made the errors so that you don’t must! Quickly I’ll be releasing a paint information that you may print and take with you to the ironmongery store that can assist you select the fitting paint on your residence initiatives. Benefit from the full tour of each houses right here.

Earlier Home Paint Colours

Interior Paint Swatches by SnazzyLittleThings

Inside colour palette:

Trendy Farmhouse ~ Soothing Undertones ~ Gentle Towards Darkish

I name our earlier home “The Esquire” which was the identify of the ground plan, you’ll be able to take a home tour right here. We opted for daring distinction and cooler colours with serene undertones. We additionally realized quite a bit about portray an open idea home. We experimented realized how the paint “behaves” in sure conditions.

front porch with black door with modern wreath

Black Door Paint (each homes)

Black entrance doorways are so traditional that I selected the identical paint for each homes. Learn my put up about black entrance doorways and what paint I used right here. I additionally shared one other put up about my portray inside doorways black. The patrons of our earlier home beloved the look.

Exterior Black Door Paint

Inside Black Door Paint

two story foyer painted dark with wainscoting and black doors

Wall Paint Open Idea:

It is a customized paint colour – use this actual method: Lowe’s #0633 330-695-935 Tinter B 3/7/12 Valspar, Gallon Measurement, SR214, Moonlight Seashore, Signature, Inside Satin Base 4
101-2Y, 107-2Y10, 109-14, 113-7Y28

This colour has a really “Zen” feeling to it, and whereas it’s principally a taupe, I swear I bear in mind seeing blue undertones being added as they blended the paint. My unique intention was to go for a lighter, non-dramatic colour. However one thing about this darker hue was very comforting, so I went for it! Relying on how the sunshine performs, the principle dwelling space at all times appears to look completely different. Most days it’s a taupe-grey. But when the solar is shining immediately within the lobby, it could possibly look hotter and extra brown on different days:

Tour the household room right here.

foyer entryway with wainscoting and dark walnut floors

DIY Wainscoting

Learn our tutorial for DIY wainscoting right here.

Wainscoting helped break up the darker aesthetic – and it’s the preferred undertaking on the weblog! I supply a full tutorial explaining the best way to measure and set up this your self. Putting in wainscoting positively provides worth to your own home.

Tip! Oil based mostly paints or enamels yellow over time. For white finishes, I select paints which can be water based mostly.

Stair railing makeover tips

Painted Stair Railings:

Learn the tutorial: “Learn how to Paint Stair Railings

  • Primer: Kilz primer
  • Banister Colour: Fired Earth” by Valspar (Gloss)
  • White Spindles: Magnolia White trim paint
  • Topcoat: (Gloss)

Fired Earth isn’t a harsh black. It has sufficient brown undertones to melt the look. I purchased a high-gloss end for this undertaking which glides proper on. The hand rails will want a high coat, be sure you purchase a sheen that matches the remaining.

Tip! I save time and keep away from utilizing painters’ tape. Imaging taping off over a whole bunch of railings? There’s a higher approach (see my trick for portray stair railings rapidly).

Industrial Farmhouse Laundry Room Makeover
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Holidays 2107 Stenciled Backsplash

Portray Open Grain Cupboards

If portray your open grain cupboards, you MUST fill the grooves with a grain filler. That is THE most necessary step if you need knowledgeable end. See the tutorial right here.

Portray Open Grain Cupboards White:

  • Gentle Sanding adopted by Kilz Primer (White)
  • Grain Filler (adopted by gentle sanding)
  • DecoArt Satin Enamels (2-3 coats) no topcoat wanted

Backsplash: Fired Earth Excessive Gloss by Valspar. See the tutorial right here.

Examine ALL of our kitchen initiatives! Plenty of classes realized!

two story family room light gray industrial style

Paint Colours on Household Room Characteristic Wall

  • Gray Ghost by Olympic Paint + Stain
  • Pegasus by Olympic Paint + Stain

To interrupt up the monotony of the darkish partitions in our predominant dwelling space, we added this function wall within the household room. We painted it Gray Ghost. I favored the way it seemed in opposition to the adjoining partitions. We painted the trim in Pegasus which appears to be like like a pure white when paired with Gray Ghost.

See the household room function wall undertaking right here.

WInter Home Tour 2017 view of sunroom

Paint Colours in Sunroom

  • Sunroom Partitions:  Benjamin Moore, Kendall Charcoal (see the put up)
  • DIY Wood Beams:  Darkish Walnut Stain by Varathane (see the put up)

I didn’t get our sunroom fairly proper the primary time round. It was painted a pale beige. I used to be at all times very delicate to the “vibe” in opposition to the Moonlight Seashore. Whereas they didn’t conflict, they didn’t complement one another completely, both. I wished one thing a bit of extra daring and dramatic. And this new, bolder Kendall Charcoal from Benjamin Moore positively supplied the cooler undertones that I crave.  

See the sunroom evolve through the years in these posts.

pale blue walls modern farmhouse

Workplace / Eating Room

Austrian Ice” Olympic Paint + Stain.

I discover grey-blues very soothing and an ideal complement to the darker, bolder colours in the remainder of the home. This was painted years in the past, and once more the unique paint colour is not and I can’t discover the unique paint can. However this one may be very shut.

Tour the workplace / eating room right here.

industrial basement wall paint

Paint Colours in Basement

Scannable SKUs can be found in our full tour of the basement right here. I’m requested very often, however these are customized colours that we had blended.

little girls room lavender walls
Tween Girl ChalkBoard Wall

NEW Home Paint Colours

Whites ~ Woods ~ Grey-Inexperienced Undertones ~ French Impressed

We moved into the Picket Fence home in August 2018. This time we selected to go lighter and brighter at a time when Instagram designers appear to be embracing darkish partitions once more. (I at all times appear to be off-trend!) Lighter paint on the partitions paired with darker furnishings so as to add distinction and depth. Grey-green undertones appears to be the path we’re going.

70 dollar thrifted chandelier in dinette
Dark Moody Mantel Makeover by Snazzy Little Things
formal dining room with chandelier and thrifted table

Paint Colour in Eating Room

Kendall Charcoal” by Benjamin Moore

This colour was determined after we completed our lobby trim improve and paint undertaking so we simply stored going and painted this room too.

Master Bedroom Wall Color Update

Paint Colours Grasp Bed room Characteristic Wall

“Pond Stone” discovered at Ace {Hardware} by Magnolia. Learn the put up right here. This room is a piece in progress.

New Gray Paint in the Kitchen After

$95 Kitchen Transform with Paint

“Galveston Grey” – this can be a particular request at Lowe’s. I had this blended in a tintable enamel made by Valspar.

This time we wished to decide on our personal paint colours for the cupboards. This fashionable makeover all occurred with a can of Valspar Cupboard Enamels paint. I had Lowe’s tint it utilizing the method for “Galveston Grey” by Benjamin Moore. The trick: Clear. Gentle sanding. PRIME. Have water on-hand…plenty of skinny layers. No high coat wanted. Do it proper and also you’ll be the subsequent individual giving it an excellent evaluation.

See the kitchen transformation right here.

Guest Bedroom Reveal Up Close of Tray BHG Magazine-2

Paint Colours in Visitor Bed room

Wall Paint: “Kendall Charcoal” by Benjamin Moore

We completely remodeled this room for round $500 and created a full visitor suite in our basement utilizing current furnishings and some new purchases.

See the visitor suite transformation right here.

Patriotic Front Porch with Americana Buntings
black interior doors

Black Inside Doorways

“Iron Gate” by Heirloom Traditions

After studying the exhausting approach, that is my go-to black paint. On this photograph Heirloom Traditions goes on easy and has a reasonably matte end with out the chalky really feel. And it’s simple to scrub with a microfiber fabric.

Paints & Sheens (Our Favorites):

  • Partitions: We usually select eggshell, or a washable matte latex paint for predominant dwelling areas. We keep away from any gloss sheen on partitions. The colour stays more true this manner.
  • Lavatory Partitions: A washable satin, gentle sheen however simple to scrub.
  • Stair Railings: Prime first. Adopted by 2 coats of our colour selection in a shiny latex. Adopted by 2-3 coats of a polyurethane to stop chipping.
  • Trim: 2 coats of a brilliant white in a latex, semi-gloss end. No topcoat.
  • White Cupboards: Clear, sand, prime. If a deep grain, we use a grain filler. Calmly Sand. Adopted by 2 coats of a water based mostly enamel (water based mostly is often non-yellowing). No high coat wanted for a tough drying enamel.
  • Cabinetry with Colour: Water based mostly enamel, because it’s a colour it may very well be water based mostly or oil. Oil can yellow so it rely upon the hue.
  • Topcoat: Polyurethane is used on excessive visitors areas like railings. I keep away from high coats on cupboards and it’s not crucial in case you use enamel which dries exhausting.

When you’re nonetheless making an attempt to determine your fashion otherwise you colour palette, learn my put up “7 Suggestions: Learn how to Discover Your Adorning Type”. Selecting colour is a giant determination. I’ve made some unsuitable turns previously — generally a colour appears to be like nice in a single season, however not in one other. How a paint colour appears to be like in your house actually can rely not solely on the time of day, your bodily location and the time of 12 months, too!  

What are your favourite paint colours lately? I’ll be sharing my printable paint information very quickly! Keep tuned!


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